Katsura FUNAKOSHI

Funakoshi was born in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, as the son of the sculptor Yasutake Funakoshi (1912-2002). He graduated in 1975 from Tokyo Zokei University, and completed his master’s program in sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1977. Following his first solo exhibition in 1982 at Gallery Okabe (Tokyo), Funakoshi from 1985 onward exhibited mainly at Nishimura Gallery (Tokyo).

A fellowship from the Agency of Cultural Affairs allowed him in 1986-87 to spend one year to study and work in London. He participated in exhibitions outside of Japan, for example the Venice Biennale and Documenta. Funakoshi creates his sculptures mostly of camphorwood, but has also produced woodblock prints and illustrations for novels. Currently, he is teaching at Tokyo Zokei University.

 


"The small stone beneath the water"

1993
Lithograph
Image size:80.0×65.0cm
Sheet size:93.0×75.5cm
Ed. 50
Signed

"The room of sand"

1993
Lithograph
Image size:85.0×65.0cm
Sheet size:93.0×75.5cm
Ed. 50
Signed

"The mirror in the distance"

1993
Lithograph
Image size:78.0×45.0cm
Sheet size:93.0×75.5cm
Ed. 50
Signed

 


"Into the sound, into my mind"

1993
Lithograph
Image size:91.0×60.0cm
Sheet size:93.0×75.5cm
Ed. 50
Signed

SOLD

"His diary"

1993
Lithograph
Image size:93.0×68.0cm
Sheet size:93.0×75.5cm
Ed. 50
Signed

SOLD
 

 


"Study for
'Churchyard Cafe' I"

1987
Drypoint
Image size: 14.8×9.6cm
Shhet size: 39.0×31.0cm
Ed. 50
Signed

SOLD

"Study for
'Churchyard Cafe' II"

1987
Drypoint
Image size: 14.8×9.6cm
Shhet size: 39.0×31.0cm
Ed. 50
Signed

SOLD

"Study for
'A Silent Mirror'"

1987
Drypoint
Image size: 14.8×9.6cm
Shhet size: 39.0×31.0cm
Ed. 50
Signed

SOLD

 


"Panthe Going Back to The City"

2002
Lithograph
66.7x49.6cm
Ed. 40
Signed
SOLD


"Protecting the Valley"

2002
Lithograph
70.0x54.0cm
Ed. 40
Signed
SOLD

"Waterblue II"

1990
Copperplate print
24.0×17.3cm
Ed. 75
Signed
SOLD

 

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 Exhibitions (Japanese only) 
2015
Gallery Collection of Mid-February    2/3 - 2/14